Subject: Is Your Cat Too Fat?
Hi, How can you tell if your Siamese or Bengal is too fat? Where both breeds are shorthaired cats, the following guidelines can be used to determine if kitty needs a diet. 1) You should be able to easily feel your cat?s ribs, but not see them sticking out. 2) Look at your cat from above. Some indentation between the rib cage and the hips (that classic hourglass figure) indicates that your cat is at a desirable weight. 3) Check your cat?s belly. If the belly protrudes, the cat may be overweight. 4) Feel your cat?s hips. Anything more than light fleshiness indicates that your cat is above normal weight. Before putting kitty on a diet, it is a good idea to have a vet checkup to verify that a medical condition is not causing the weight problem. As in humans, regular exercise along with a high quality diet will help a cat lose weight. To discuss these issues, please visit: http://disc.server.com/Indices/3659.html (Siamese) and http://disc.server.com/Indices/181643.html (Bengals) Tamara